Health & Wellbeing

COVID-19 UPDATE 16/3/2020

We’d like to reassure everyone who dances with us or visits us that we are carefully monitoring Government directives on how to do our bit to keep everyone safe and well.  See the link to Government’s advice to organisations here […]

Dorset Council public consultation on funding for culture

We need your help to secure the future of arts, culture and heritage funding in Dorset. Dorset Council are proposing significant changes to how grants are awarded to organisations such as our colleagues at The Arts Development Company whom are […]

Committed to wellbeing: PDSW announces new partnership and staff support programme

Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) is putting into practice its commitment to caring for public and staff as it announces: A brand new partnership project with Dorset Mind The introduction of Real Living Wage for staff A new employee assistance […]

Breathe Conference 2019

Breathe 2019 – You are not alone! Saturday 9th Feb 2019 A one-day event for dancers working or interested in working in community contexts – in particular health and wellbeing. Come along on Saturday 9th February 2019 and dip your […]

Joie De Vivre – 30 Sep 2018

A celebratory day of dance designed for anyone over the age of 50! Join us on Sunday 30th September for a day of workshops and experiences. Choose from: Dance Demonstration – Curious about what we offer? Join us for a free […]

Parkinson’s Awareness Day 2018

Artist Jan Roe observed our Parkinson’s Awareness Day. Here’s her reaction in words and pictures. Dance for Parkinson’s The first session was Dance for Parkinson’s apropos slow stiff movements becoming unlocked through the natural inclination of our bodies to move […]


  As we got off the train at Waterloo, the first thing I saw was MIND THE GAP written on the platform. We were on our way to the Guildhall school of Music and Drama to take part in the […]

Did I Get It? Watching Modern Dance

Ever wondered what dance was all about? Or feared that you don't know enough to enjoy a dance performance? Worry no more - read this short feature and then go, book a dance performance and simply enjoy!

PDSW Joie de Vivre 2016

Applications now open for short dance films featuring older dancers! Deadline: 21 June

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